The report requested the approval of the final one-year extension to the current agreement with Royal Borough of Kingston to deliver the Post-16 Tracker Service, resulting in an amended contract expiration date of 31 March 2024.
The Local Authority had a statutory duty to monitor and report on the designation of children and young people upon leaving school which was currently fulfilled via a shared management information service between five London Boroughs, led by the Royal Borough of Kingston. Authorisation for the agreement with the Royal Borough of Kingston commenced on 1 April 2018 for a period of three years and this agreement was later extended for a further two-year period to 31 March 2023. An option to extend for a final one-year period to 31 March 2024 was available. Follow an options appraisal which identified that the existing service offers the best value for money and meets all statutory reporting requirements, it was proposed to agree the final one-year extension, representing a consolidated contract value of £256k over the six-year term.
RESOLVED: That the Portfolio Holder be recommended to approve the final one-year extension to the current agreement with Royal Borough of Kingston, resulting in an amended contract expiration date of 31 March 2024.